TROY — The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market returned to Monument Square on Saturday May 7.
“For the past two years, I haven’t been able to go anywhere in Troy without someone asking me ‘When will the market be back on the streets?’” said Market Manager Steve Ridler. “Now I can finally make people very happy by telling them we will be back on the streets this Spring!”
In order to comply with COVID-19 safety mandates, the farmers market moved its outdoor location to Troy’s Riverfront Park for the past two summers. This season, as restrictions have been lifted, the market returned to its pre-pandemic festival atmosphere with about 100 hundred farmers and fresh food vendors along several city blocks.
“One thing we heard loud and clear from downtown Troy’s business owners and residents is that our farmers market is essential to the identity of this city,” Ridler said. “We have one of the best urban settings of any farmers market in the country, and we are excited for you to visit and enjoy Troy.”
This year, the market features new vendors, the return of the Makers Market, live music, prepared food, expanded eating areas and community tables. Once again, well-behaved dogs are permitted in the market area.
The market is every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.